What? It never ends? Exactly. A craft requires effort and attention to detail. I remember reading somewhere, an 80 odd year old violinist was asked while he continued daily practice at his age. He responded: I’m starting to see some improvements.
There are so many areas we can work on in our shows. I would suggest taking one at a time. To that end I’ll go through the areas where the greatest improvements can be made, generally speaking. Continue reading “Continual improvement ~ How to.”
What the hell is over editing??? When we begin, we think and speak more quickly than is “natural” for the audio space. This is generally a trap for new players.
Guilty again. My first episode, recorded, edited and then forwarded to Rich for a listen. He very politely suggested that it was a little bit staccato. I waited a day, re-listened. It was choppy, it was like a machine gun delivery. Nothing like the flow of natural speech. So back to the recorder and a redo. I’m sure the second editing wasn’t that much better but it was better. Continue reading “Over editing”
Do you think you’re good enough to not edit? This is an area of great concern. Both our own bias confirmation tendencies and the possibility of a Dunning Kruger effect can lead us astray. The ancients understood this well, they called it hubris. In the creative field there is a fine line between genius and self deluded belief in our own genius.
Continue reading “Editing Vs Raw Audio”
This is a thing I’ve rarely had time to do. There are though good reasons for doing this. Let’s say you’re publishing a human origins podcast. (And if you are, please send me the link!) The nature of the field means each new fossil discovery can and sometimes does alter the entire understanding of the discipline. Now imagine you have a magnificent episode outlining the current theory of human evolution. Neat, linear, lovely and then some clown digs up a fossil. The entire theory has to be tossed out or rearranged to fit in this new find. What do you do??? Continue reading “Re-editing “old” episodes!”